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Spay and Neutering for Pets

Aside from preventing unwanted breeding, spaying or neutering, your pet provides several health benefits for your loyal companion. Current research supports adjusting the procedure’s timing to the individual pet based on breed type and age of maturation. Our team can discuss the most appropriate time to spay or neuter your pet at the time of their health examination. Spaying and neutering also prevent problematic behaviours that include howling, roaming, mounting, excessive barking, urine-marking and the urge to spray.

What is spaying and neutering?

Spaying is a surgical procedure performed on female animals to remove their reproductive organs, thus preventing them from reproducing. Neutering is the male equivalent of this procedure.

When should I spay or neuter my cat/dog?

Traditionally, these procedures are performed when pets are 6 months old. However, they can be performed earlier or later depending on the animal’s breed, size and the environment that they live in.

What is the procedure to spay or neuter a pet?

The surgeries are performed under general anesthesia with appropriate pain management. It involves making incisions to remove the reproductive organs and stitches to close the incision. Pain management medications are prescribed for the recovery period.

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Last updated: December 15, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CONTINUE TO SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

Note: Priority will be given to urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations.

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday : Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday : Thursday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday: CLOSED


Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Bow River Veterinary Centre